39 illegal Venezuelans, Jamaican held

Officers of the Central Division held 39 Venezuelan nationals and one Jamaican national during an anti-crime exercise conducted in Chaguanas overnight into this morning.

The exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Samuel Seepersad, included officers of the Criminal Investigations Department, Central Division Task Force, the Special Operations Unit, the Canine Branch and Courts and Process Branch, and was conducted between 10 pm on Sunday and 4 am on Monday.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to a bar and guesthouse located along Railway Road, where they discovered the foreign nationals who are believed to be in this country illegally.

The Immigration Division was contacted and investigations are ongoing.

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